Vacant City
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Vacant City

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Tempered Skies EP (2008)
Forgotten Street (2009)



About Vacant City

With origins as diverse as their talents, Brendan Albert (guitars, vocals), Chris Barrett (bass, vocals) and Dana Pemberton (drums, percussion) were each on their individual roads to musical freedom. Little did they know that those paths would serendipitously converge at the crossroads of Vacant City.

Formed in late 2007, the forces and wonders of nature in the west coast were clearly at work to bring this trio together. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, things just work - and if you’re truly blessed, sometimes things just work unbelievably well. That was undeniably obvious the very first time Brendan, Chris and Dana stepped into the rehearsal room together.

Immediately recognizing their ability to write and play great songs together, Vacant City quickly started playing their unique style of rock, performing in and around their home base of Vancouver BC.

With an uncanny knack for catchy guitar hooks and vocal melodies, combined with a collective instinct that always seems to find the deep back pocket of any groove, Vacant City's sound blends great guitar riffs , steady drums and bass with catchy vocal harmonies with great songwriting and structure. Add to this an almost insane improvisational spirit that sometimes seems so effortless it nearly always surprises and thrills their audiences as well as the band itself. They love to play and it shows.

While mostly performing a hard-hitting electric set, the songs themselves give the band the ability to play acoustic versions of almost their entire repertoire. This leaves the band in an enviable position to play any size venue or to any crowd. This is a true testimonial that the band's true strength is in its ability to create and deliver great songs.

In 2009, Vacant City decided it was time to hit the studio and the band began work on their debut full-length CD 'Forgotten Street'. Recorded and engineered by Mike Southworth (Scatterheart) , mixed and co-produced by Doug Naugler (Hybrama, Sweatshop Union, Gaye Delorme, Todd Fancey) and mastered by Craig Waddell (Sarah McLaughlan, Mother Mother, Aaron Pritchett). The scheduled release date is set for late November, 2009.

To promote the recent launch of the debut CD, Vacant City recently recruited the assistance of acclaimed director Douglas Thomson (Bif Naked, Pacifika, Manakin, Noise Therapy) to shoot the music video for the track 'My Everything'. Filming begins November, 2009.

To coincide with the release of the debut CD and video, Vacant City is currently in the midst of booking live performances and promotional dates across North America well into 2010.

The wheels are in motion. The momentum keeps building. The course has been plotted and the destination is clear. All signs are pointing in one direction. Vacant City awaits your arrival.

Vacant City Are:

Brendan Albert – Guitars and Vocals
Dana Pemberton – Drums, Percussion
Chris Barrett – Bass and Vocals